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Develop a simple android game with unity
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 30 minutes ago

$35
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Looking for a good developer to make this game https://docs.google.com/document/d/16dkF-LvrrhCXwwQwOCpDhUtTukru7JbH2981Hv3hrhA/edit?us…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

I need a person who can develop my games initial one scenario in unity and align it with Microsoft Azure Services. it is not complete g…

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$1,100
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Require a senior developer to assist in the completion and publishing of our casual mobile game, which is at Beta stage. Would be good…

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$2,500
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

The job is to develop a browser chrome and basic settings. The specification is attached (some links require GitHub access which will b…

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$200
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I need someone who has experience with solving memory issues with Unity, particularly with shaders and addressables. Particularly, it…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We need to control a DSLR camera from Unity3D Project. The main functions we need are; - Get the Live Preview - Take photos and downloa…

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$150
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

A turn based strategy game. The game is not an online game, not a multiplayer game. The gameplay is very similar to games such as Ban…

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Animations specialist
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 12 hours ago

$50
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Animations needed are All bathroom and cooking animations Crafting and mechanic animations Smoking Rolling blunt There will be more…

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Camera Calibration at Unity
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 14 hours ago

$30
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello I need some small functions for camera calibration at unity. You have to write the functions yourself. If you think you can, we…

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Unity Animator/Rigger connecting weapons with hands Fixed-price ‐ Posted 15 hours ago

$350
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

For our unity game project (cold war FPS) we are looking for an animator/rigger who can do the following task: We are using the HQ FPS…

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Unity 3D Developers on Upwork
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How to Become a Freelance Unity 3D Developer

A popular cross-platform game engine created by Unity Technologies, Unity supports both 2D and 3D design intended for video games. Unity 3D allows developers to create games in virtual reality, as well as augmented reality and virtual reality apps. Arguably the world’s most popular game engine, developers can use Unity 3D to create any game imaginable. If you enjoy developing games suitable for 3D environments, you might have what it takes to become a freelance Unity 3D developer on Upwork.

What does a freelance Unity 3D developer do?

Freelance Unity 3D developers are highly skilled professionals who create games using the Unity platform. Unity is a cross-platform game engine that allows developers to create games in high-quality 2D and 3D for gaming consoles, computers, and mobile devices, including iOS and Android.

Game designers who specialize in developing 3D mobile games using the Unity platform usually perform many tasks in order to create a functional game. These tasks include discussing game ideas with team members, developing a game strategy, developing proper functionality, designing game codes, testing theme dynamics and functionality, and ensuring games meet industry standards.

What skills do I need to become a freelance Unity 3D developer?

The skills needed to become a freelance game developer involve creativity, familiarity with gaming platforms, and a passion for the industry. While different clients may seek out developers with specific skills for certain projects, most skills are common and can be leveraged across projects.

Unity 3D developers benefit from having certain essential skills:

  • Critical thinking skills. While freelance data analysts use the latest technology and software to glean helpful information from complex data, meaningful insights and solutions would not be possible without first possessing critical thinking skills.
  • Creativity. Because Unity 3D developers are involved in conceptualizing games, it’s important they possess the necessary creativity to outline a game’s journey, including storylines, characters, environments, pitfalls, opportunities, game physics, and the steps necessary to be victorious. While developers don’t usually develop entire game scenarios in a vacuum, they should be capable of using their creativity as part of a development team.
  • Attention to detail. When developing high-quality 3D games, attention to detail is a must, as the smallest inconsistency or error can be magnified. Freelance Unity 3D developers must be attentive to the smallest detail, ensuring the end product is built accurately without errors.
  • Problem-solving skills. Developing 3D games, especially those involving complex strategies, requires excellent problem-solving skills. These skills are essential in evaluating prototypes and addressing problems that arise during the development phase.
  • An understanding of gaming strategy. It’s necessary for freelance Unity 3D developers to have an understanding of gaming strategy. High-quality games need to have proper logic and engaging gameplay, and developers have a key role in ensuring the game’s success.
  • Ability to program using the Unity platform. Unity 3D developers must possess programming skills, specifically to be used within the Unity platform, to be successful. Because Unity is the world’s most popular game development platform, efficient programming is a skill necessary for competent developers who wish to cultivate long-term freelance careers as Unity 3D developers.
  • Communication skills. As with most game designer careers, excellent communication skills are necessary for Unity 3D developers. Communicating effectively with clients, stakeholders, team members, and clients will go a long way in quickly resolving issues, eliminating misunderstandings, and creating a pleasant working environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment. While some freelance Unity 3D developers may work on projects independently, most will work in a team environment. Being able to successfully collaborate with designers, strategists, programmers, music producers, artists, and other stakeholders is a must.

What are the core freelance Unity 3D developer job responsibilities?

Clients who work with Unity 3D developers require their developers to handle many core duties:

  • Collaborate with the design team assigned to specific games to discuss ideas, strategies, requirements, and specifications
  • Develop and implement game functionality
  • Program and build games using game codes
  • Build upgrades and game patches when necessary
  • Test games for functionality, logic, and theme
  • Brainstorm with the product development team to identify potential gaps in the industry
  • Train new hires in programming on the Unity platform
  • Review the work of all team members prior to incorporating their components into the final game
  • Provide regular updates on progress of games in development, debugging process of finished games, and feedback from customer focus groups

As a result, clients and employers may list several common requirements in a Unity game developer job description:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in game development or a related field
  • Experience working in the game industry
  • Knowledge of Unity, as well as programming languages and frameworks
  • Significant game development experience, and examples of previous work

Should I get a degree or certification to become a freelance Unity 3D developer?

In addition to developing your skills and gaining experience from employer or client work, it may be helpful to earn a degree and/or professional certification to help your Upwork profile stand out. While it’s not necessary to obtain a degree or certificate to become a Unity 3D developer, getting a formal education can be an advantage as you start your career.

Some popular degrees or certifications may be helpful:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, game development, computer engineering or an equivalent field of study from an accredited college or university
  • Certified User, Associate, Professional, or Expert—offered by Unity

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